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Does anyone have a good suggestion for a 9 year old?

Post by EvelynBlake » 09 Dec 2018, 16:46

Hi! :-) I have decided to start a new tradition - to give books on Christmas Eve. I saw a meme about it a couple of years ago and thought it sounded fun.

I'd like to use it as an opportunity to introduce my son to books that we will enjoy reading together, but he might not necessarily pick up himself.

We have read The Hobbit, Harry Potter, His Dark Material, How to Train Your Dragon, Narnia and most of the Edge Chronicles.
What can I pick next?

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Post by mdrowns7 » 10 Dec 2018, 15:10

My Grandson has books written by James Patterson, it is the "Whimpy Kid" series. He loves these books and it encourages him to read more. Another series he has is "The Borrowers" and e enjoys them just as much. Check them out I think that would be a great present.
I have given my grandchildren (14 of them) books for also every holiday or event since the day of their birth. It encourages them to read and use their imaginations. Even before they can read, others can read the books to them and it helps them to learn the art of reading and using their imaginations. Gets them ready for school and studying.

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Post by gen_g » 10 Dec 2018, 21:42

Hi! I think you could look into the Artemis Fowl series, by Eoin Colfer. Also, Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle, if he likes dragons.

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Post by bookish_babe » 16 Dec 2018, 04:57

Hi! See if you can still order copies of "The Hardy Boys" and "The Three Investigators."

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Post by teresao » 01 Jan 2019, 22:53

I like reading books by Kate DiCamillo with my kids. We've read Because of Winn-Dixie, and The Tale of Despereaux. I'd like to also read The Tiger Rising and The Magician's Elephant, but I haven't actually read those ones yet, so I can't say how good they are, although we've all really liked her other books so far.

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Post by melissah30 » 02 Jan 2019, 02:29

When I was that age, I loved The Series of Unfortunate Events! It's really great because even though he uses a larger vocabulary than what a typical elementary school kid would know, he always explains what the bigger words mean. Plus if you're into reading and then watching, Netflix made a tv series on it. It's been like 15 years since I read the books, so Im not sure how close the show is to the books, but I know it's much better than the movie with Jim Carry
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Post by Louanne Piccolo » 03 Jan 2019, 13:05

Have you bought any non-fiction books on the world and how it works... earthquakes, volcanoes etc, that sort oof thing? Mine loved them.
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Post by Lee-Ann20 » 06 Jan 2019, 19:01

The Brotherband Chronicles, Ranger's Apprentice, Percy Jackson series, and the I Survived books

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Post by 00LynnMarie » 13 Jan 2019, 10:31

My boy LOVED the Percy Jackson series.
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